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Transferring professional school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by rpames, May 8, 2002.

  1. rpames

    rpames Optometrist
    10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2000
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    I?m going to cross-list this despite the annoyance of it, sorry.

    I have a feeling I won?t be accepted to MD/DO school after I graduate, but I think I have a chance at OD school. My dad is an OD and I would like to take over his practice, as an ophthalmologist. I would be happy as and OD, but I think I would like the challenges of surgery as an ophthalmologist more. Because of this I have been thinking of a post-bac program for a year and then applying to MD/DO schools. My dad, 30 years out of the loop, suggested applying to OD schools right away and if I got in go there and while taking classes continue to apply to MD/DO school and if accepted transfer.

    I know some schools make you finish any degree you are currently taking, is that common?

    I also relies if I transfer I would have to start as a MSI, which really, I wouldn?t be any worse off than if I did a post-bac.

    I think my main question is; if I weren?t accepted to an MD/DO school but am accepted to an OD and an organized pre-med post-bac, which should I go? Or rather what would you do if you were me?

    Sorry for the length.
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  2. Mr. happy clown guy

    Mr. happy clown guy Senior Member
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    Jul 30, 2001
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    I had 2 friends that were 1st or 2nd year Optometry students then got into a D.O. program (great programs). THey got no advanced standing, but it can ONLY be a plus...at least it was for them!
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